Abandoned Backpack Prompts Bomb Scare at Oak Court Mall

Abandoned Backpack Prompts Bomb Scare at Oak Court Mall

Parts of the Oak Court Mall were evacuated Monday afternoon after reports of a suspicious package.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Parts of the Oak Court Mall were evacuated Monday afternoon after reports of a suspicious package.

Police were called to the east Memphis mall around 3 p.m. on Monday, May 13, joined by the MPD Bomb Squad and K9 officers. Stores in the center portion of the mall were closed and evacuated.

By approximately 4:30 p.m., police determined there was no threat.

Investigators stated that a man didn't want to take his backpack, which contained a change of clothes, with him to a job interview at the mall, so he left the backpack in a stall of the second floor men's restroom. A mall patron witnessed the man leaving the backpack and reported it to mall security.
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